Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more
Sydney Thunder will take on the Adelaide Strikers in the knockout match of the KFC Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder finished third in the league stage standings, having scored 35 points in total. Their confidence was boosted after the inclusion of Usman Khawaja and they will look to seal a much-needed win here as well.
Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, did everything right in the Eliminator game against Hobart Hurricanes and wrapped up a 22-run win to secure their spot in the Knockout. In his first game of the tournament, Alex Carey scored a splendid 67 to give his side a solid opening start.
The knockout match is set to take place today, the 23rd of January, 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers pitch report
The batters will get full freedom to score runs on this dead batting wicket, while there will be some help for the spinners as well. The boundaries are very big on either side and running between the wickets will matter a lot. The batsmen will have to come to the field with a plan to persist.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Probable XI
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja (c), Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Travis Head, Ian Cockbain, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks
The All-Rounder has been immense for the Sydney Thunder this season, showing his efficacy with the bat and ball. He currently features in both, the top 5 batsmen and bowlers of the squad, having scored 190 runs and scalped 19 wickets through the entirety of the season. He will be a great addition to your fantasy lineup.
The integration of the Thunder skipper back into the lineup has put a breath of confidence in the lineup. Khawaja, who was very good in the recently concluded Ashes series against England and even in the last game he played for Thunder, he scored a good 77 runs and inspired the team to a neat 1 run victory. We expect him to be very instrumental for the team during the knockout stages.
One of out favourite bowler picks this season, Siddle is now the leading wicket-taker in the KFC Big Bash League with 27 wickets in 15 matches. He has a penchant for taking wickets and is a must have on your fantasy lineup.
This has been a season for All-Rounders as our next pick is Matthew Short. This player comes in as an all-rounder but loves scoring runs. So far, he has scored 448 runs and has picked up 7 wickets as well. HE will be a handy pick up for your fantasy lineup.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Dream11 Fantasy Lineup No.1
Wicket-Keeper – Alex Carey (vc)
Batsmen – Usman Khawaja (c), Jonathan Wells, Ian Cockbain, Jason Sangha
All-Rounders – Travis Head, Matthew Short, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Dream11 Fantasy Lineup No.2
Wicket-Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Jason Sangha, Usman Khawaja (vc), Alex Hales, Jonathan Wells
All-Rounders – Daniel Sams, Matthew Short (c)
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers predicted winners
Both the teams have a lot of firepower in their lineup but we feel that the Strikers have a bit more bite and will be able to grasp a victory over Sydney Thunder.